Owen, June

June Owen is a realist painter with an impressionistic style. A painter for over thirty years, her work has been exhibited widely. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied with Paul Zimmerman at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut.

Her paintings are in private, public and corporate collections, including New Britain Museum of American Art, IBM, Duracell, Slater Memorial Museum, Marriott, Otis Elevator, Aetna Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Artist's Statement
My still life paintings are made up of a wide variety of ordinary and antique objects. I like the idea of painting objects in everyday use because their beauty is often overlooked; the antique pieces offer a connection to the past that I find reassuring.

I paint landscapes from memory, imagination and a personal response to a place. In beginning a landscape I am in search of a moment of the day, a time of the year, and, always, a feeling of space, as opposed to a rigid reality of a place...Air is the key: I want to feel that if I were to enter one of my landscapes I would be able to breathe there.